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What Are Mass Notifications?

Mass notifications are simultaneous alerts sent to appropriate groups during urgent situations. This way, recipients receive timely notifications during unforeseen events. It’s a sure way to inform users, while providing instructions to avert the impact of the situation.

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OnPage BlastIT helps organizations enhance their current emergency communication management plan and streamline effective communications not just with the response team but also with employees, vendors and clients in times of crisis or whenever urgent, mass notification is needed.

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Editable Templates

With BlastIT, users create editable templates in advance to expedite the crisis notification process when an urgent incident takes place. BlastIT also allows users to use free text to compose a message. The highly customizable nature allows for contextual notifications to be composed. One example: instructions for an evacuation.

Department and Member Lists

System administrators can access all recipient lists and information within the Members tab. OnPage BlastIT’s intuitive upload wizard separates individuals into their respective departments to identify and mass notify particular groups of people or departments quickly.

 

Audit Trail

OnPage BlastIT reporting confirms that the notifications were sent and acknowledged. Recipients can easily acknowledge a BlastIT notification to indicate that they have received the message.  This information is especially crucial to teams in times of crisis, who can take action knowing that the people they serve have the knowledge they need.

What's New With OnPage BlastIT?

Latest Updates Include the:

  • Option to create or import members and add contact information including, name, country, state, city street and zip code
  • Ability to search for specific members to send the message to. Users can search for members by name, country, state, city street and zip code
  • Creation of system administrators and ability to grant security levels
  • Ability for customer and OnPage support to manage the environment
  • Ability to bulk delete members for enhanced user management 
  • Addition of a search box in the “Members Column,” making it easier to select and send messages to users
  • Option to create a mass notification template without the subject line requirement

BlastIT’s latest advancements simplify the critical mass notification process, ensuring that teams don’t face unnecessary hurdles when messaging the appropriate members. These advancements further expedite the mass notification process. 

An Effective Incident Crisis Communications Plan

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With BlastIT, Mass Notifications can be sent by administrators with just a few clicks, via email, SMS or voice to those affected by the incident. The BlastIT notification would typically detail what happened and what actions recipients should take. Examples include: the network is down – standby, execute evacuation plan, snow day – stay home, reminders, etc.) along with an acknowledgment that the message was received.

Mass notification using email, SMS or voice to those affected by the incident

See It In Action

Welcoming You to OnPage BlastIT eBook

Check out our new eBook entitled, “Welcoming You to OnPage BlastIT” to learn how OnPage’s Mass Notification platform BlastIT helps organizations streamline crisis communications not just with response teams, but also with employees, vendors and clients.

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How OnPage BlastIT Helped These Canine Teams

Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado (SARDOC) is a non-profit organization based in Fort Collins, Colo. This case study highlights how SARDOC was able to deploy its emergency teams 20 minutes faster with OnPage’s BlastIT mass notification system. Watch the three-minute video to see more.

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